Monday, 23 March 2015

Facts About Ethiopia that Are Interesting and Fun

Ethiopia is one of the most historically rich countries in the world. Pecked in the Eastern Africa region and surrounded by Sudan to the west, Somalia to the east, Eritrea and Djibouti to the north and Kenya to the south. This squarely places it in a landlocked situation that has rarely hindered its growth potential. There are so many facts about Ethiopia that are exclusive to this country that was known as “Kush” in ancient. Some are funny, some mind-boggling while others are simply amazing. Shared below are some common and interesting facts about Ethiopia.

#Fact 1. Ethiopia Has 13 Months in a Year
 How is that even possible? Well, this is one of the most unique fact about Ethiopia since it celebrates the New Year in September. This means that they usher in the New Year long before the world starts budgeting for fireworks late in December.

#Fact 2. Ethiopia Was Never Colonized
 Despite the efforts by Italians to occupy Ethiopia, their efforts were thwarted as they found the entry to difficult to penetrate. The only other country that was never occupied (by force) in history is Russia.

Fact #3. Ethiopia Has its Own Alphabet
This is one of the best fan facts about Ethiopia that most people, including neighboring countries don’t know about Ethiopia. Its alphabet, Abugida, also called Alpha-Syllabary is made up 209 symbols and 25 letter variants.

Fact #4. Cradle For Humanity
The first ever human family tree is traced back to Ethipia, this is a historical fact. The first discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton in the world was made in Ethiopia. This is connected to the next fact that to do with most people favorite drink, coffee.

Fact #5. Discovery of Coffee
Do you enjoy your brewed coffee? Well, relax and enjoy because ancient Ethiopians seem to have enjoyed steaming mugs ages ago. This is deep rooted in not only the history of Ethiopia, but that of coffee and lovers of this stimulating beverage. The discovery is another funny fact about Ethiopia; it is said that a shepherd known as Kaldi observed his goats pace restlessly whenever they ate the plant’s leaves-who wouldn’t want to try especially if the goats appeared cheerful? This means that Ethiopia immensely contributed to the discovery of coffee, making it most people’s beverage of choice today.  

Fact #6. First Country to be Mentioned in the Bible

Ethiopia is the first country to appear in the Bible, and is mentioned all through in between 40 and 60 times depending on the source. With so many churches, Ethiopia stands out as a Christian country and will always feature in the history of Christianity. If you thought those were enough facts about Ethiopia on Christianity, wait until you hear that it is here that the Arc of the covenant rests, in a chapel in the holy city of Aksum that was at some point the country’s capital. 

More facts coming up, if you have any additions, dont hesitate to drop in the comment box. 

Friday, 6 March 2015

Top Five Inspirational Quotes From Africa’s Richest Man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote

In life, we have those who make it, those who dream about making it in life and the rest who have ever since lost hope of ever achieving anything in life. To become successful in life, you have to seek advice and follow in the footsteps of those who have made it before you. Life is unfair, some Africans have made it while the majorities are still struggling to find something to channel towards their mouth. One inspirational African proverb goes, fingers are not of the same size, should be enough to console those still down but with their eyes focused on succeeding in their lives. Hard work pays, and therefore, everyone should endeavor to achieve the best in life. Remember, a Swahili proverb goes, ‘he who toils under the sun, feasts under a shade.

With an estimated net wealth fortune of $18.6 billion USD, Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man and was in 2008 the world’s richest black man! This is a loaded man, and his wealth should motivate anyone to focus on the cream and also tap on whatever lies under. Below are some of his famous inspirational quotes that will motivate not only Africans, but anyone else to toil harder and achieve more in life;

1.      If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive-Aliko Dangote quote on the significance of ambition towards better livelihood.

2.      Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home. Aliko Dangote inspirational quote on problem solving and proper planning for the day. Most budding entrepreneurs don’t plan well for their day.

3. In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it – Aliko Dangote quote on striving for perfection. You don’t have to compromise on the quality of anything you set out to do.

4.      “I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don’t rest until I achieve something.” Very few youths can pull that one off, but Dangote didn’t become rich by snoring for ten uninterrupted hours. However, you shouldn’t concentrate so much on work that you forget to have fun, work hard but create time for fun. You must be familiar with the say, work with no play makes Jack a dull boy.

5.      After my death, I want to be remembered as Africa’s greatest industrialist.”  Aliko Dangote quote on perception after death. Most people today live on the fast lane, focusing to only see as far as their nose, but that is not Dangote. How would you like your epitaph to read; here lies a great industrialist, or he lived large, died small? Well, we still believe there is life after death and you should think about the future before anything else.

 Jack Ma once said: “If you’re still poor at 35, you deserve it!” This is true. If you are to make it in life, you better start doing that at an early age because the clock will keep ticking; it will not wait for you.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Nigerian Woman Ends Marriage and Files for Divorce Over Husband's Large Penis-Only in Africa!

In Africa, sex in marriage is sacred. It is the bond that keeps the spouses together. Sex is what makes men till the land as mothers suspend loads of everything on their heads and backs to support the family. It is what brings forth generations and therefore it is revered. In fact, there are quite a number of great African sayings and proverbs about sex like “a woman who pursues a man for sex loses her spiritual beauty.” I will share more on that later because this post is about Aisha Dannupawa, a Nigerian woman who had to quit her marriage because the husband is really loaded underneath.

Before we delve into the details, sex before marriage in Africa was considered a criminal offense. Therefore, you would only understand how tight your wife was or thick your husband is during the first night of marriage. Things have since changed and people want to test a few fruits from the sacred tree, kiss a few frogs before finally saying “I do.” Aisha wanted a perfect marriage and therefore didn’t bother to give out her goodies to her husband prior to marriage. She only learnt of Ali Maizinari’s loaded gun after cementing the marriage in a colorful Sharia counrt in Nigeria’s Zamfara estate. And behold, it she couldn’t bear it any more after a few nights I guess.

The mother of three (kids from an earlier marriage that failed), sought the court’s dissolution of their marriage because the husband, Ali Maizinari has a big peni penis. Imagine this, some women will give anything to spend just a night with a man who is so blessed by the ancestors to have a large manhood, but this Nigerian woman left that.

She poured her love making frustrations to the jury, terming it a nightmare; she said “when he came, we had sex but the experience was a nightmare. Instead of enjoying the sex, it turned out to be something else, because his penis was too big,” this is per Nigeria’s Tribune. Too bad was the situation that poor Aisha had to share with her mother. Imagine mother and daughter, sitting somewhere away from the men, possibly the kitchen making the evening meal and all they are discussing is your giant manhood!
Well, the loving mother, reassured her daughter that all shall be well, encouraging her to give it another try and even offered some medication. She says, 'I told my mother the experience but she told me to endure and that with time, I will be able to cope. She then gave me some drugs.'

African women are hardworking, and really cherish their marriage. Dannupawa never gave up, she gave Ali another try and the situation didn’t change, terming the sex “too much to bear” that no drug could help fix their sex life.

The accused didn’t deny any of the allegations, and told the court his willingness to dissolve the marriage so long as his dowry and money he had spend during their courtship is paid back. This settled the one-week long marriage whose honeymoon was messed up by an otherwise abnormally-sized woman. Going through some comments on the internet, some people, mostly out of Africa are using this to confirm that indeed African men are endowed.

Researchers recently revealed that the average size of an erect penis is about 5.2 inches (13.12 cm) while a flaccid one measures a paltry 3.6 inches (9.16 cm) but slight stretching can bring this to around 5.2 inches (13.24). On the girth, an erect penis has a circumference of 4.6 inches (11.66 cm) and 3.7 inches (9.31 cm) when flaccid, grab your tape measures!

With such stories making headlines from Africa’s most populous country, should we believe that these statistics may not really reflect the average size of an African man’s penis? Does size matter? Recently, a Kenyan man chopped off his penis because the wife called him useless in bed, because he has a small member, read more of that story here. Women, does size matter? If it does, which one would you prefer, Ali’s anaconda or the average Joe?

Top Ten Robert Mugabe Stumble and Fall Memes From the Internet

It has long ever since I published a collection of African sayings and proverbs, but I am back and this blog should be up and running. I know this has been around for a very long time now, ever since the otherwise weak legs of Africa's king of dictatorship was failed by his weak legs. The internet can be selfish, but do we blame us? That is the much love and laughter we have for the Robert Mugabe during his infamous fall. I will include an African saying, quote and proverb to each of the following memes. Enjoy the laughter and share wildly.
Mugabe beats the world's fastest man in a race
 You really have to be talented to beat Bolt in a sprint race. No one can pull that one off unless you are self declared president of a country whose majority are millionaires but lack basic needs. President Robert Mugabe is indeed a chap!

If I can outdo my enemies, what of a simple hippo
 Assuming Robert Mugabe was on holiday somewhere in Kenya, Tanzania or any of the African countries with furious hippos...I have avoided South Africa for obvious reasons. Worry not, if you can beat Bolt, what of a fat hippo in Maasai Mara? Run Mr. President, Run!

No future, let us Prison break from Zim
 This just killed it. It is like one of those prison break episodes where the only thing lying between you and freedom is an a fence. If you can dig a whole in a cell and escape the hawk-eyed guards, why let them arrest you when freedom is in sight. Mugabe skips and jumps from Zimbabwe, and whoola, ahead lies freedom, if the tarmacked road is anything to go by.
Mugabe dating Kim Kardesian?
 Kim Kardesian is a known attention-seeker. She broke the internet by exposing all that is naturally meant for Kanye West. It is okey, because it did not take long before Mugabe stretched his 90sth-year old hand to her round booty. Truth be told, who wouldn't want to touch those goodies? Pheux!
Mugabe pulls a Michael Jackson move 
You really have to be talented to perfectly make one of that signature Michael Jackson moves, complete with the attire. Who else other than Bob Mugabe, the chair of African Union? 

A lion? Mugabe can escape
 How can a mere lion scare Robert Mugabe? The chap just skips and the lion swallows the dust. The undisputed king of the jungle has met his match for the first time, the undisputed Ugandan president, you cannot beat the duel, if any has the guts to face the other, mmmhh...
This is where it all started
 You can fool and lie about everything on ya body, you can yell to the whole world about how young you are but not your body. It will come crumpling down some day if you are not careful. This was the beginning of all #Mugabememes all started. But when the lion was finally on his feet, all the guards were sent home. How dare you let the king of the people bring shame to the holy presidency or not only Zimbabwe but the whole of Africa?
Mugabe whipped
 Kenyans have a special dislike for county government guards, famously known as Kanjos. This is a typical "kanjo" style or Zimbabwe police dispersing the other chap, Tsvangirai followers in typical African style. Whips, teargas canisters with handcuffs on the ready. Run Mr. President, we the people are used to it, just watch out for flying teargas canisters lest you get whipped, teargased and spend the night in a cold police cellar. #Mugabememes
Let us Dance single ladies
 Beyonce, you have an amazing body and your dance movies leaves everyone wondering why you got married to that funny-looking husband of yours. Anyway, let the president show you a few moves from Africa, maybe you will reconsider your marriage to that Jay Z and came back home in Africa to be a first lady of Zim!

I love weaves #Muagebmemes
 Need I see more, if I can float on water, why not the people. I hold multi-billion happy birthday bashes, kills a few bulls and feed my people on some delicacies they only dream of and sing my name all through their lineage.
Let us Move
 This guy can really dance, waka waka! Just wondering why he was not considered for the original song, waka waka!

Robert Mugabe the footballer
 This fellow is multi-talented. Christiano Ronaldo you better watch out because he is capable of winning any league any time. It appears the world's best footballer is chasing shadows.
Friends forever
Here we go brother, salute and focus on the ball! Be a dictator like me, live by the sword and you definitely dye of natural death. Mr. President, salute!

After all is said and done, I just hope the gully-cripping Mugabe will enjoy another fall off a 20-storey building and still stand up and send home everyone else who looks on. Trust me, the internet will go gagagagagag when that finally happens, until then, adios!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Top Fifty Nelson Mandela Quotes to Ponder Over

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela 
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela 
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela 
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela 
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela 
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela 
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela 
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela 
It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela 
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Nelson Mandela 

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. Nelson Mandela quote on freedom and death.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Nelson Mandela quote on society and children
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
Nelson Mandela quote on presidency and prison
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Nelson Mandela quote on time and realization
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
Nelson Mandela quote on liberty and love
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
Nelson Mandela quote on racism
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
Nelson Mandela quote on elections  
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
Nelson Mandela quote on good leadership
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Nelson Mandela quote on success and freedom
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela quote on change
Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
Nelson Mandela 
Strength, Talent, Endurance
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Nelson Mandela 
Peace, Work, Water
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
Nelson Mandela 
Peace, Dream, Africa
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Nelson Mandela 
Freedom, Human, Sun
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
Nelson Mandela

We can't afford to be killing one another.
Nelson Mandela 
Another, Afford
Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
Nelson Mandela 
Lose, Dignity, Rob
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
Nelson Mandela 
Human, Humanity, Challenge
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
Nelson Mandela 
Country, Unless, Educated
I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.
Nelson Mandela 
Leader, Become, Ordinary
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Nelson Mandela 
Peace, Fear, Courageous
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
Nelson Mandela 
Off, Water, Turn
In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.
Nelson Mandela 
Rather, Dying, Blood
Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.
Nelson Mandela 
Mistake, Admit, Unlike
I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.
Nelson Mandela 
Humble, Here, Stand
I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.
Nelson Mandela 
Family, Time, Good
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela 
Men, Freedom, Cannot
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.
Nelson Mandela 
Country, America, United
Forget the past.
Nelson Mandela 
Moving On, Forget, Past
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.
Nelson Mandela 
Society, Together, Free
It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
Nelson Mandela 
Wise, Idea, Persuade
Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
Nelson Mandela 
Love, Peace, Laughter
Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
Nelson Mandela 
Peace, Seem, Works
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
Nelson Mandela 
Cannot, Within, Israel
I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President.
Nelson Mandela 
Life, Time, Next
There is no such thing as part freedom.
Nelson Mandela 
Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
Nelson Mandela 
Life, Sometimes, Missed
Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
Nelson Mandela 
Living, Leaders, Lead
I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
Nelson Mandela 
Morning, Knowing, Wake
I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.
Nelson Mandela
By ancestry, I was born to rule.
Nelson Mandela 
Born, Rule, Ancestry
You know, you can only lead them from behind.
Nelson Mandela 
Behind, Lead
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
Nelson Mandela 
Future, Hope, Human
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Nelson Mandela 
Men, Cannot, Free
I have always regarded myself, in the first place, as an African patriot.
Nelson Mandela 
Place, African, Patriot
I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east.
Nelson Mandela 
Thinking, Both, West
I can't pretend that I'm brave and that I can beat the whole world.
Nelson Mandela 
Brave, Whole, Pretend
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
Nelson Mandela 
Great, Problems, Dream
If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.
Nelson Mandela 
Poor, Likely
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
Nelson Mandela 
Good, Policy, Conditions
I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife.
Nelson Mandela 
Time, Wife, Children
Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.
Nelson Mandela 
Political, Vote, African
My son has died of AIDS.
Nelson Mandela 
Son, Died, Aids
There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.
Nelson Mandela 
Leader, Off, Times
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Nelson Mandela 
Freedom, Powerful, Rich
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
Nelson Mandela 
Enemy, Country, Tell
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
Nelson Mandela 
Freedom, Fight, Played
There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.
Nelson Mandela 
Happiness, Fear, Help
I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them.
Nelson Mandela 
War, Art, Fight
Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.
Nelson Mandela 
Give, Stop, Somebody
Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.
Nelson Mandela 
Freedom, Help, Single
There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty.
Nelson Mandela 
Rich, Poverty, Able
I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
Nelson Mandela 
Love, Political, Violence
Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think.
Nelson Mandela 
Politics, Time, Busy
There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
Nelson Mandela
The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
Nelson Mandela 
Mistakes, Serious, Decisions
The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemption for the black people of the world.
Nelson Mandela